Mark Carreau

Mark Carreau
Space Contributor,
Aviation Week & Space Technology

Mark is based in Houston, where he has written on aerospace for more than 25 years. While at the Houston Chronicle, he was recognized by the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation in 2006 for his professional contributions to the public understanding of America's space program through news reporting. He has written on U. S. space policy as well as NASA's human and space science initiatives.
Mark was recognized by the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors and Headliners Foundation as well as the Chronicle in 2004 for news coverage of the shuttle Columbia tragedy and its aftermath.
He is a graduate of the University of Kansas and holds a Master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from Kansas State University.

Space Station Ready For Next Phase Of Commercial Crew Program 
Astronauts just completed a successful eight-day, three-spacewalk campaign to install communications antennas and extend utility cables to two future docking ports.
Astronauts Await NASA Decision On Future ISS Spacewalk 
Water was observed in astronaut Terry Virts’ spacesuit helmet earlier this week.
NASA Faces New Spacesuit Water Leak Concerns 
A small quantity of water detected in the spacesuit helmet worn by U.S. astronaut Terry Virts following his nearly 7-hr. spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Feb. 25 once again raised concerns over the shuttle-era garments.
ISS Spacewalkers Complete Utility Connections 
They also made other preparations for changes to the station’s U.S. segment this year that will clear the way for the arrival of Boeing and SpaceX-launched capsules carrying astronauts.
World View Tests Parafoil On High-Altitude Balloon 
The test was a milestone in the company’s bid to develop a piloted flight profile for a gondola outfitted for tourists or science payloads.
Astronauts Ahead Of Schedule On Planned USS Utility Cable Work 
The second of three 6-to-7-hr. spacewalks intended to extend power, data and heater cables to the first of the docking ports for use by Boeing’s CST-100 and SpaceX’s crewed Dragon is scheduled to get underway early Feb. 25.
NASA Delays Start Of Space Station Spacewalk Campaign 
The postponement came after the U.S.-led Mission Management Team on Feb. 19 cleared the use of spacesuits with air and cooling water circulation components similar to those that have displayed recent problems.
NASA Evaluates Spacesuit Issue Ahead Of Space Station Reconfiguration 
NASA is evaluating a new spacesuit issue as it prepares to embark on a series of seven spacewalks this year that are intended to prepare docking ports aboard the six-person orbiting science laboratory for the arrival of the first U.S. commercial crew vehicles by late 2017.
Four Picked For U.S. Astronaut Hall Of Fame 
The U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame has set May 30 for the induction of former NASA astronauts John Grunsfeld, Steven Lindsey, Kent Rominger and Rhea Seddon.
Russian Cargo Capsule Docks With Space Station 
The automated docking unfolded at 11:57 a.m. EST, as the unpiloted Russian freighter and the six-person ISS orbited 257 mi. above the Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Puerto Rico.
Mars One Cuts Settlement Pool To 100 Men And Women 
Most of them are younger than 35 years of age, more than a third of the 100 candidates currently live in the U.S. and all but 21 hold at least a bachelor’s degree.
ISS Crew Preps European ATV For Departure; Dragon Returns 
The Dragon capsule, loaded with 3,700 lb. of science experiments, station hardware and trash, was headed for port in Long Beach, California on Feb. 11 after being hoisted aboard a SpaceX recovery vessel.
Fifth SpaceX Cargo Mission Departs Space Station For Earth 
SpaceX’s fifth Dragon re-supply mission departed the International Space Station with 3,700 lb. of research gear and other equipment on Feb. 10 en route to a Pacific Ocean splashdown and sunset recovery off the southern California coast.
Twelve Astronauts, Cosmonauts Assigned To Future ISS Missions 
The launch and landings will unfold over four Russian Soyuz missions launched and recovered from Kazakhstan.
Mars Workshop Report Backs Manned Red Planet Trip 
Efforts to reach Mars with humans in the 2030s received a strong endorsement last week from participants in October’s Second Mars Affordability and Sustainability Community Workshop.
Mar 4, 2015

1957: Broken Arrow 6

The most capable interceptor of the 1960s might not have been American or Russian, or even British, French or Swedish....More
Mar 2, 2015

1969: The Concorde's Hopeful First Flight 2

On March 2, 1969, Aviation Week’s Donald Fink was on hand to witness the first flight of the supersonic Anglo-French Concorde in Toulouse, France....More
Mar 1, 2015

U.S. Spacewalkers Complete Space Station Docking Port Antenna Installations, Cable Extensions 3

"That was an amazing effort," said NASA spacewalker Terry Virts....More
Feb 27, 2015

NavWeek: Running With the Pac

The general feeling among many of China’s naval neighbors and in U.S. military circles is that China has been turning into a bit of a bully in (re)staking territorial claims in the seas off its coasts....More
Feb 27, 2015

A400M Faces Production Challenges in 2015

Initially, Airbus was supposed to deliver 22 aircraft to at least four customers this year....More
Feb 27, 2015

Pilot Report: Flying The Embraer 170 (2003)

Former Editor-in-Chief Dave North wrote pilot reports on more than 120 aircraft during his career at Aviation Week. His visits to Embraer began in 1978, long before the Brazilian company’s privatization and emergence as a powerhouse in regional jets. Here, he recalls his Embraer experiences, culminating in a test flight of the E170....More
Feb 26, 2015

France's Defense Procurement Agency Saved By Rafale Sale

French exports were up in 2014, but the year ahead brings uncertainty....More
Feb 25, 2015

Inside The Roc's Lair 18

A rare glimpse of the world's largest aircraft under assembly in Mojave, California...More

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